Disrupting the Status Quo
October 21 – 22, 2016
A National Critical Issues Forum
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance) invites key hospital system, transplant, OPO and physician/surgical leaders to convene for a 1 ½ day national critical issues forum. The primary goal of this event is to identify novel collaborations and strategies to increase the number of transplants done in the United States. Expert leaders will discuss the science of decision-making as it relates to organ utilization, and analyze how existing practice patterns may limit the number of transplants performed. Examples of unconventional strategies implemented by transplant centers, organ procurement organizations, and hospitals that have been successful in expanding organ utilization will be presented and discussed. This Forum will allow for an interactive environment so crucial conversations can occur and normative behaviors can be disrupted. Working groups will be formed to identify mutual and transferable solutions that can be implemented at all OPOs and transplant programs across the nation.